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Thirsty Whale

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American, Bar, Pub
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453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
715-356-7108
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view with being right on the water is wonderful. Bloody Mary's are off the beverage gun, a disappointment for people who enjoy a really good bloody. They do give a basket of drink condiments to try and spice it up, if that tells you anything. Food is basic bar food, nothing fancy but nothing wrong with it. Big place,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked in, walked out. Locals seem to love it. Pool, shuffle board, video games with a view. Maybe I'm getting old.

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Thank durangosoapguy
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great dining experience at the Thirsty Whale. Great food and service. The view is outstanding and fun to dine outside on a nice day. Prices are reasonable making this a recommended place to dine for everyone.

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Thank Mark V
Wausau, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to stop with the boat for a Bloody Mary! Eat outside by the lake with wonderful sights and sounds of Lake Minocqua! On Sundays, you can even watch the ski show while you eat!

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Thank Daveziegler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Friday night fish fry. Waiters/Waitresses were very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and well prepared. Location was right on the water.

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Thank Lisa H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view. Food was good, but way overpriced for what you got. Waiter never checked on us except to give us our bill. Ordered drinks before dinner and that was a ripoff!

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Thank Jenny B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good drinks. Little expensive. Beautiful view of the lake. Had to wait a bit but understandable. Would go back.

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Thank Theresa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Between us we got coconut shrimp appetizer, BLT, Malibu chicken sandwhich, and a couple different kinds of burgers. My mom said it might have been the best BLT she's had. The coconut shrimp was amazing! My husband said it was the first time in a long time a burger has actually filled him up. Everyone loved the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All food is average, all served in baskets with paper everything as it's right on Lake Minocqua. Service is good but food is just so so.

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Thank geegeethebrat
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good burgers, nice spinach salad. Average value for prices, but the value increases if the Aquabats water show is on, which happens certain evenings about 7:00 at the nearby venue. Downside is, if the show is on, you will have to postpone any conversation, due to the loud PA announcements next door for the show. But I digress..., Thirsty Whale... More 

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Thank Matt V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-7108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?